Published On: Sun, Dec 29th, 2013

Suicide bombing at Russian railway station kills 16

Early reports state that 16 were killed in a suicide blast at a Volgograd railway station in southern Russia.

“According to verified information, the explosion at the railway station in Volgograd has claimed 16 lives,”Russia’s Investigative Committee said. Noting the suicide bombing as the source, 37 others were injured, 8 of them more critically, including a girl of 9.

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Head of the committee, Vladimir Markin, said a suspected female suicide bomber set off the device before she could pass through a metal detector. He added that the remains of the bomber will undergo DNA testing.

He said the bomber used the equivalent of 10 kilograms of TNT and included shrapnel.

Investigators also found an unexploded F-1 grenade.

Now more evidence has emerged suggesting that a man could have also been involved in the attack. The version, which was also picked up by investigators, came after a male finger with a pin from a grenade was found at the scene.

CNN reports that video taken from an outside security camera shows a huge fireball inside what appears to be the main entrance of the three-story stone building followed by a steady trail of smoke coming out shattered windows.

President Vladimir Putin posted a message on the Kremlin’s website sending his condolences to the family of those killed and wishing a quick recovery to those hurt.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered the emergency and health ministries to provide “all necessary assistance” to the wounded.

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